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otter (1)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English oter, otir, otur, otyre, from Old English oter, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (aquatic, water-animal), from Proto-Indo-European *wed- (water). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Otter, Dutch otter, German Otter, Swedish utter, Norwegian oter, Icelandic otur, Old Church Slavonic ⰲⱏⰺⰴⱃⰰ (vydra), and Ancient Greek ὕδρα (húdra, water snake). More etymology under English water.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

otter (plural otters)

  1. An aquatic or marine carnivorous mammal in the subfamily Lutrinae of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, and others.
  2. (gay slang) A hairy man with a slender physique, in contrast with a bear, who is more thickset.
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TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Corruption of annotto.

NounEdit

otter (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) annatto (dye)

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster 1913 [1]

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

NounEdit

otter c (singular definite otteren, plural indefinite ottere)

  1. eight (the card rank between seven and nine)

InflectionEdit

See alsoEdit

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otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch otter, from Old Dutch ottar, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (water-animal, otter), from *wed- (water).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

otter m (plural otters, diminutive ottertje n)

  1. otter

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch ottar, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (water-animal, otter), from *wed- (water).

NounEdit

otter m

  1. otter, European otter

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • otter”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • otter”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse otr, from Proto-Germanic *utraz, from Proto-Indo-European *udrós (water-animal, otter), from *wed- (water).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

otter m

  1. otter; a mammal of the family Mustelidae

Derived termsEdit